A View from the Bridge
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A View from the Bridge

A View from the Bridge NYC Reviews and Tickets

(617 Ratings)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging, Intense, Riveting

About the Show

Visionary director Ivo van Hove's acclaimed production of Arthur Miller's classic play about forbidden desire comes from London's West End to Broadway, where it won two 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Revival.

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506 Reviews | 1003 Followers
Absorbing, Great staging, Intelligent, Masterful, Must see

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66 Reviews | 6 Followers
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if minimalist theatre at its absolute best. Amazing direction in this new interpretation.

Don't see it if you are only interested in plays developed in the US. This one comes from London.

448 Reviews | 88 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Must see, Amazing

See it if You desire fresh and brilliant approaches to classic texts -- like van Hove so often delivers!

Don't see it if Need to be mindlessly entertained.

102 Reviews | 11 Followers
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Riveting

See it if You like riveting and intense drama with great writin, acting and original staging

Don't see it if Don't like heavy drama

70 Reviews | 38 Followers
Great staging, Masterful, Must see, Riveting, Intense

See it if the best adaptation of Miller that I have ever seen. Brilliant direction, sets, and acting. The play is reconceptualized and renewed!

Don't see it if There's no reason not to see it. An unforgettable evening.

125 Reviews | 36 Followers
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great staging, Must see

See it if You love engrossing and engaging dramas that pull you in, grab you by the neck, and refuse to let go.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy minimalistic works, unconventional direction, or heart-pounding drama

56 Reviews | 28 Followers
Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful

See it if You want to see how the power of theatre can affect you with minimalism

Don't see it if It's already closed

70 Reviews | 38 Followers
Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Must see, Intense

See it if It's already closed, so... if you have a time machine?

Don't see it if You are bound by the physical limits of time.

Critic Reviews (64)

The New York Times
November 12th, 2015

"Ivo van Hove’s magnificent reconception of Arthur Miller’s 'A View From the Bridge,' takes you into extreme emotional territory that you seldom dare visit in daily life. At the end of its uninterrupted two hours, you are wrung out, scooped out and so exhausted that you’re wide awake...Mr. Strong’s is the most powerful single performance you’re likely to see this year."
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Time Out New York
November 12th, 2015

"Director Ivo van Hove digs down and grabs the pulsing, bloody heart of Arthur Miller’s 1956 drama…Mark Strong gives a performance of harrowing intensity as doomed Eddie Carbone…Van Hove stages this elegant and lean tale with almost perverse understatement…The simplicity and restraint, however, gathers to a ferocious and bloody head that leaves you breathless and aghast...The ensemble is uniformly superb, palpably relishing van Hove’s emotionally transparent approach."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
November 12th, 2015

"The lack of clutter is certainly chic, but without the furniture and props Miller specified, some points are unclear…What makes this slight misfit of play and production finally unimportant is that the actors are so devastatingly good…Some of the credit for the cast’s superb work obviously belongs to van Hove; he knew he needed actors who could stand up to his powerful, showy interventions. It’s a fair trade; those interventions probably made this revival viable."
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The Hollywood Reporter
November 12th, 2015

"Ivo van Hove's stunning reappraisal of the 1956 Arthur Miller drama is led by a knockout performance from Mark Strong…Performed by a sizzling ensemble led by Mark Strong, this is powerhouse theater that leaves you breathless…Van Hove strips the play down to its raw bones…By peeling away the real-world trappings, the production releases something primal in Miller's drama."
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Entertainment Weekly
November 13th, 2015

"The dirge-like music that underscores the entire production can grow tiresome and sometimes heavy-handed…As for Eddie, Strong is fiery-eyed and fiercely unsympathetic. He goes for the jugular, but not our heartstrings...If you find yourself dry-eyed at the end of van Hove’s high-concept, low-frills production, there’s no need to check your pulse. And if you find yourself relating to Eddie, there’s no need to panic; that means Strong (and Miller) succeeded."
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November 12th, 2015

"Breathe, everybody, breathe! Audiences really need to be reminded of that at the end of Ivo Van Hove’s magnificent production…The show, anchored by a towering performance from Mark Strong as a longshoreman whose willful blindness causes his whole world to come crashing down, is both visually gorgeous and an emotional wipeout…Strong scales those heights, giving an electrifying performance of raw power and terrifying beauty."
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The Wall Street Journal
November 12th, 2015

"Mr. Van Hove...doesn’t seem to care whether any of his over-familiar avant-garde tricks are organically related to the script. Instead, they’re poured over it like a rancid sauce...What you find underneath is a staging that gets to the point of Miller’s play with near-naturalistic directness. Not only does he move actors around fluidly, but he also knows how to pick them...Unfortunately, he neither trusts them nor the play, which is pretentious in its own way."
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The Observer
November 4th, 2015

"Director Ivo Van Hove’s revival of Arthur Miller's 'A View From the Bridge' not only has all of these elements, but sets a new standard on what theatre can be…This show is a once-in-a-lifetime production and truly a great achievement of Van Hove and his cast and crew. Go see this show—you will come away from it completely exhausted but fulfilled."
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